Aged Care Narratives » A Valentine’s donation
March 2, 2020
Written by Rachel Bailey
This year for Valentine’s Day, the Arcare Malvern East community gave a special gift to the wildlife of Victoria.
The community’s love for Australia’s wildlife fueled their desire to lend a hand to these creatures, after seeing the devastation that the recent bushfires left behind.
The Arcare Malvern East residence banded together to collect blankets and wraps to donate to a local wildlife organisation to help any injured or displaced animals.
The Malvern East community also asked anyone wearing red on Valentine’s Day to make a gold coin donation, with all of money going to Wildlife Victoria.
The community collected over 100 blankets and wraps and raised just over $40 for Wildlife Victoria. Lifestyle coordinator, Tina Spencer made a special trip to drop off the collected items in Hallam on Valentine’s Day.
Rachel Bailey is the Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has been with Arcare since February 2018, when she started in the role of Relationship Coordinator. Rachel has previously worked in a wide range of roles that equipped her for her responsibilities as Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Victoria. Rachel has previously held marketing roles and administration roles in a range of industries, earning a range of valuable communications skills that she brings to her role today. Rachel attended Lyndhurst Secondary College in Cranbourne, Victoria, graduating with her Victorian Certificate of Education in 2014. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) majoring in Communication and Media Studies & Public Relations in 2017. Rachel is passionate about her work and believes that strong communication strategies are the key to creating a closer connection between residents in aged care communities and the wider community. Rachel is a firm believer in regular communications to help friends and family keep updated on the lives of their loved ones who are enjoying life in Arcare residences.